Just in case you missed it, China is behaving like a spoiled baby over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. Frankly, he’s a guy that I never heard of before last week but the more I read about him the more I like him. Need help figuring this out? Me too!

What is it? Scandinavian award for peace established by Alfred Nobel. Chinese award for peace established by obscure NGO to deflect attention from Nobel award.
Established 1901 Last week maybe? (Dec 2010)
2010 recipient Liu Xiaobo (Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, human rights activist, and dissident) Lien Chan (Taiwanese politician and China apologist)
Reason Trying to bring democracy to a backwards ass nation. Publishing manifesto. Human rights work. Not being Liu Xiabo.
2010 nominees Liu Xiaobo, Morgan Tsvangirai, Svetlana Gannushkina, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, Democratic Voice of Burma, Sima Samar, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Denis Mukwege, Grandmothers Of The Plaza De Mayo, Lien Chan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, Panchen Lama
Prize Medal, scroll and USD$1.4 million approx. USD$15,000 approx. (100,000 yuan)
Accepted by Empty chair Empty chair (or terrified child)
Disposition In jail in China Surprised in Taiwan
Aspect Nobel Peace Prize Confucius Peace Prize

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